180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.
This week I'm excited to welcome Nicki Steinberger. She grew up in an Eastern European and French American family in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Nicki eats, lives, and breathes everything "holistic health," and loves teaching, writing, and speaking. She is the creator of the Holistic Lifestyle Practices (HLP) approach to reversing type 2 diabetes. With a focus on health psychology, her mission is to help everyday people take back their health and reclaim joy, vitality, and plenty. Dr. Nicki and her beloved family split their time between the coastal regions of the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. At sunrise, you'll find them exploring enchanted hiking trails, and on starry nights, sleeping under the stars. Dr. Nicki blogs at DrNickiSteinberger.com.
 
Questions asked in the episode
- What early warning signs may we experience if pre-diabetic?
- Which foods are the worst offenders where blood sugar is concerned?
- Does medication offer a good solution in managing the condition?
 
Stu

This week I'm excited to welcome Dr. Nicki Steinberger. Dr. Steinberger is a holistic health educator, writer, speaker and coach. She teaches people how to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes using intricitive holistic lifestyle medicine. In this episode, we discuss the early warning signs, common myths and strategies that we can adopt to change the path of the epidemic that is type 2 diabetes. Over to Dr. Steinberger.

01:16 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Dr. Nicki Steinberger to the podcast. Dr. Nicki, how are you?

Nicki

01:25 How Stuart. I am feeling good. Thank you so much for having me here. It's an honor.

Stu

01:28 Oh I really appreciate being able to tap into your wisdom today. So before we do so, I was just wondering if you could tell our listeners a little bit about yourself please.

Nicki

01:41 Sure. So, let's see, if I go back to childhood for a moment, I would just say that I was an introverted, quiet child who sort of sought out the truth of things and was an observer.

Stu

01:58 Yes.

Nicki 

01:58 And I've been a writer my whole life. I was a song writer and played guitar an sang and did poetry and that sort of thing. I left high school early and went and followed the Grateful Dead for a couple of years, so I've always been sort of a non-conformist.

Stu

02:16 Yeah.

Nicki

02:17 And then I found my way back to psychology school somehow. I was actually sitting in my therapist's office and going, "You know, I could do that. I could be sitting in the other chair. I think I can do that." So, I ended up in a school for spiritual psychology, which was pretty life changing. And from there I transferred to do a doctorate in clinical psychology, feeling burnt out on kind of therapy and didn't want to go down that road. So I thought, "Well, I can write and I can teach and do research."

02:54 And then about almost ten years ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, so I took that next year to see what I could do on my own. What kind of program I could put together. I'd been studying nutrition and holistic health for decades and a year later when I was tested again and I had reverse type 2 and other conditions, it was my sort of "aha" moment, where I then transitioned into holistic health education and started doing community workshops in the San Francisco Bay area, working with clients and then started thinking about writing this book which I did over the last few years. And that's me in a nutshell.

Stu

03:40 Fantastic. Oh I love the story. And I think the area of that story that people are really going to resonate with right now, want to know more, is the reversal of type 2 diabetes, which I think will probably form a lot of the conversation that we have today. And before we get into the techniques and strategies that you used to reverse your type 2 diabetes, why do you think it's becoming so popular? It just seems now like it's a term now that is used so commonly. Because so many people seem to becoming diabetic, which is kind of crazy. What are your thoughts?

Nicki

 
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